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Public-images-osm logo.svg aeroway = taxiway
Bombardier Dash 8 taxiing at Toronto Island Airport.jpg
A route where airplanes manouevre between runways and parking areas within an aerodrome Edit or translate this description.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Rendering-aeroway taxiway.png
Group: Aeroways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

A taxiway is a path for aircraft at an airport connecting runways with aprons, hangars, terminals and other facilities.

How to map

Draw a way way along the yellow centre line of the taxiway and add the aeroway=taxiway to it.

Outline areas

Sometimes in addition to mapping as a linear way, the outline of the taxiway has been mapped as an area area with aeroway=taxiway + area=yes, however area:aeroway=taxiway has been suggested for this purpose instead.

Useful combination

Additional information can be specified using these keys:

  • ref=* - for the name of the taxiway
  • width=* - for the width of the taxiway (in meter), note this should specify the physical width of the taxiway on the ground, not the clearance.
  • surface=asphalt/concrete/grass/... - physical makeup of the surface of the taxiway.
  • aeroway=holding_position - as node at holding positions on the taxiway.
  • crossing:aircraft=* - A point where the flow of traffic is impacted by crossing aircraft.


Main article: Lifecycle prefix
Stage Tagging Notes
Construction aeroway=construction
A taxiway under construction.
In operation aeroway=taxiway An operational taxiway.
Disused disused:aeroway=taxiway A taxiway not in use, which could be brought back into operation.
Abandoned abandoned:aeroway=taxiway When it is unusable or has been reused. Add for example highway=cycleway.


Picture Tags OSM Carto
KLM cityhopper aircraft at Munich airport.jpg aeroway=taxiway
center = 48.36212, 11.79289 | width = 250px | height = 200px | zoom = 15 | minzoom = 13 | maxzoom = 18 }}

See Munich International Airport for a reference.